Accession Number : ADA519230


Title :   Armor Testing, An Example of T&E for Rapid Acquisitions


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : ABERDEEN TEST CENTER MD


Personal Author(s) : Rooney, John P


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a519230.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2007


Pagination or Media Count : 4


Abstract : Testing in support of rapid acquisition is a process that sometimes comes without fully defined requirements and represents the Army's daily adaptation to battlefield realities. It is characterized by a responsive test process, streamlined decision making, and the need for test resources to already be in place to allow for rapid execution. Effort must be spent to fully characterize significant aspects of the operational environment and to continuously examine them to ensure that they remain relevant. The results must be repeatable and capable of withstanding intense scrutiny. In the fervor to provide something immediately, caution must be exercised to ensure that the solution is not worse than the problem, that is, something isn't always better than nothing.


Descriptors :   *TEST AND EVALUATION , *VEHICULAR ARMOR , ARMY PROCUREMENT , REPRINTS , MILITARY VEHICLES


Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Combat Vehicles
      Armor


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE